| New Orleans Saints Talk|| So the black pants curse is true? - saintforlife on 1/8/11 at 11:37 pm|
I didn't want to believe it, but now I am having second thoughts. Btw, who ultimately makes the decision on uniforms? Anybody within the Saints organization have any say so this doesn't happen again during big games?...
| O-T Lounge|| iPhone 4 coming to Verizon on Tuesday per NYT - saintforlife on 1/8/11 at 7:09 pm|
On Friday afternoon, Verizon invited reporters to a news conference on Tuesday morning at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The company did not say what it planned to announce, but given the timing less than a week after top Verizon executives gave a keynote spee...
| SEC Rant|| SEC bowl game results till now - saintforlife on 1/8/11 at 10:27 am|
What is the SEC teams record in the bowl season till now (not counting the BCS NCG)?...
| More Sports Board|| Is Jeff Fisher overrated? - saintforlife on 1/7/11 at 5:20 pm|
In 17 seasons as a head coach he has compiled a 142-120 (.542 winning %age) and has taken is teams to the playoffs 6 times, once to the AFC championship game and once to the Super Bowl. His record in the playoffs is 5-6 (.455 winning %age).
But seems like everyone and the media love the guy. Am I...
| O-T Lounge|| Nail polish and painted toes a turn off to anyone? - saintforlife on 1/3/11 at 1:10 pm|
For some reason they remind me of hairy 70s porn even if I am looking at a gorgeous actress or a model. In the beginning it was just the color red, but now they all turn me off. Hate seeing them on the fingers or toes equally.
Anyone else feel this way?...
| O-T Lounge|| Exit interview questions - saintforlife on 1/3/11 at 9:10 am|
Just put in my two week notice at work. I will have an exit interview with the personnel manager soon.
Any tips on what kind of questions I need to ask?
I have the following:
- What is the process to roll my 401(k) into to new employer?
- What will happen to the company stocks I bought t...
| O-T Lounge|| Moving out of state - Mail forwarding question - saintforlife on 12/20/10 at 4:58 pm|
I am moving from TX to CA soon and I want to forward any old mail that I receive here in TX to my new address in CA.
The problem is I don't have a permanent address in CA yet. I will be staying for 30 days in a temporary housing provided by my new employer until I find my own apartment/house.
| O-T Lounge|| iPhone 4 takes really grainy pictures - saintforlife on 12/16/10 at 3:09 pm|
Just upgraded from the iPhone 3G to the iPhone 4 ten days ago at Radioshack. I love everything about the new one except the camera. All pictures that I take on the 4 are very grainy - both indoor and outdoor pics. Did I get a faulty piece with a bad camera/sensor?
I know there were some camera i...
| Money Talk|| First time investor advice - saintforlife on 12/14/10 at 4:54 pm|
I am young, married (no kids) and at this time all my savings are in 401k or my savings account in the bank. So I want to start investing (in a very small fashion) and learn how the process works.
Would you recommend I get an online trading account at Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade or Scottrade e...
| O-T Lounge|| Selling old iPhone - unlock help - saintforlife on 12/11/10 at 1:56 am|
I want to sell my old iPhone 3G on Craigslist. I plan to jailbreak and unlock the phone before selling.
I just did a backup of all the data on the phone using iTunes. Now I am doing a 'restore' of the phone. So after the restore process is done, do I have to "Set up the phone as new iPhone" bef...
| Political Talk|| Story of the American job market - saintforlife on 12/10/10 at 4:33 pm|
While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).
He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN IN...
| O-T Lounge|| Take home salary - Texas vs California - saintforlife on 12/9/10 at 11:35 am|
I have a Master's degree in engineering and 4 years of work experience. I have recently got a job offer in the Bay area in the low $100s and I am currently making low $80s in Texas. So it is about a 24% hike.
1) Is this a fair salary for someone with my background?
| O-T Lounge|| Nissan Altima doesn't start sometimes - saintforlife on 12/8/10 at 12:06 pm|
My 1995 Nissan Altima sometimes does not start when it in park. I'll have to put it in neutral for it to crank. My mechanic tells me my neutral safety switch has to be replaced. The part plus labor is going to cost me $200.
Also sometimes after the car starts I can't put it in drive. The gear le...
| O-T Lounge|| Best case for an iPhone 4? - saintforlife on 12/4/10 at 10:55 pm|
Upgraded from my 3G to a 4 today at Radio Shack for $149.
I'm looking for some suggestions for an ultra thin case/bumper. I hate anything that makes the phone bulky. What does the OT recommend?...
| Money Talk|| Take home salary calculator - Texas vs California - saintforlife on 11/29/10 at 2:20 pm|
Can somebody link me to an online calculator or a website that can help compare net take home salaries between Texas and California? I am interested in comparing the take home salaries between someone making $80k in Texas and someone making $100k in California.
I am assuming the federal income t...
| Money Talk|| Relocation assistance advice - saintforlife on 11/22/10 at 10:12 pm|
I am changing jobs and my new company is offering full relocation assistance. My wife and I are currently in a one bedroom apartment and have one car and are moving from Houston, TX to the Bay Area, CA.
They have given me two choices to pick:
$10,000 cash (net after ...
| O-T Lounge|| Digital Camera help: Sony DSC-W330 vs Canon PowerShot SD1400IS - saintforlife on 11/16/10 at 11:49 am|
Want to buy a simple point and shoot camera this Thanksgiving. The Sony DSC-W330 is available at Walmart for $119 and the Canon SD1400 IS is available for $149 at Best Buy on Black Friday.
Which one would you buy? I have had a Canon SD400 since 2005 and have had zero problems with it, but it is ...
| Political Talk|| Where Did Our Debt Come From? - saintforlife on 11/16/10 at 8:29 am|
[quote]Chuck Spinney, who spent his career as a budget analyst in the Pentagon has an idea about the answer. The green in the chart below shows periods when America's overall federal debt burden shrank; red, when it grew. Spinney, by the way, is no one's idea of a standard liberal. He's more a defic...
| Movie/TV Board|| Outsourced - getting better every week - saintforlife on 11/12/10 at 9:52 am|
This show is getting funnier by the episode. It started real slow and I thought it would be cancelled, but things have really picked up in the last 3 episodes starting with the Halloween episode. Even Walton and Johnson talked about this show this morning on the radio.
Some of the jokes and situa...
| Food and Drink Board|| How to make Canes sauce or something similar - saintforlife on 11/10/10 at 5:11 pm|
Can somebody give me the recipe to make a sauce that will taste similar to the Cane's sauce? I am not looking for their secret recipe or ingredients or their ratios or anything. I just want to make a sauce that can taste somewhat like it.
| Political Talk|| The Atlantic article: The Big Lie - saintforlife on 11/9/10 at 5:07 pm|
Obama is an anti-American leftist. That's what the right says about him all the time. How conservatives spin a falsehood that seeks to discredit everything the president says and does.
| O-T Lounge|| Samsung Captivate nightmare - saintforlife on 11/9/10 at 10:25 am|
My wife had to return her first Captivate because the browser and apps kept crashing without warning. Her 2nd phone isn't much better. The GPS doesn't work. Battery life is mediocre. We are having issues with the Swype keyboard where the SYM button has gone blank, so she can't type any numbers/symbo...
| O-T Lounge|| Angry Birds game - Tips and Hints - saintforlife on 11/8/10 at 12:57 pm|
[u][b]Great tips here[/b][/u]:
| O-T Lounge|| What Your Phone Says About You [Graphic] - saintforlife on 11/5/10 at 3:16 pm|
Courtesy - Tech Crunch:
| O-T Lounge|| Need help understanding processor speed & evolution of technology - saintforlife on 11/4/10 at 9:01 am|
My first computer which had lower hardware specs than my current smart phone used to open programs and applications a lot faster than my phone now. I have never had to wait 15-20 seconds for something to load up which I am having to do now and it gets on my nerves.
I think this is true even for c...
| O-T Lounge|| Day trip/hiking around the Houston area - saintforlife on 10/29/10 at 4:06 pm|
My wife and I are thinking on going on a day trip tomorrow. We live in Houston and are looking for ideas. We want to go sight seeing/hiking/picnic.
Any recommendations where we can leave early in the morning and be back by night?
| Money Talk|| When and how to follow up after 2nd interview? - saintforlife on 10/18/10 at 2:27 pm|
I recently went to an on-site 2nd interview that consisted of 6 interviews with various people in the organization - peers, managers etc. One of the interviews was also with the recruiter for the position. After the interview, I sent thank you emails to both the recruiter and the hiring manager. I d...
| O-T Lounge|| Dough catch practice - saintforlife on 10/8/10 at 3:58 pm|
I searched but couldn't find the video on youtube or any other place. I know you have to log into your Facebook account to see this video, but trust me you want to see this.
The guy tossing the dough has some sick ...
| Money Talk|| Interview attire - Business Casual - saintforlife on 10/7/10 at 10:04 pm|
I have an interview coming up in California for an engineering position. The company is fairly laid back, informal and has a very 'casual' work culture. Jeans and T-shirts are acceptable work attire everyday of the week.
I have been told that the dress attire for my interview will be "Business Ca...
| O-T Lounge|| How to 'unlike' something on Facebook (from a long time ago)? - saintforlife on 9/24/10 at 11:43 am|
I just googled myself and a few links of things I have 'liked' in the past on Facebook came up which I don't necessarily want people to know about me now.
But when I log into my profile and go to the page which shows up in the search engine, I cannot find the post or link or whatever that I liked...